Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Choice? What Choice?

Barrack Obama sucks. John Mccain sucks more.

Seriously, it's barely even a choice. It's more like voting for the lesser of two evils. I must admit, I had the smallest amount of hope in Barrack Obama's campaign when it began. Not that I like him personally-just that I thought he might actually CHANGE things. But now that he's going on about residual forces in Iraq, I'm done.

And McCain? If he gets to be president, you might as well just kill me now. Tom Morello said it best:

"Can a country that elected George W. Bush, twice, elect someone who comes across like that is unclear to me," he said. "If America elects [Republican Senator John] McCain, well, then maybe we don't deserve better than McCain. In the most recent congressional election, the Democrats were elected to stop the war, and like cowardly dogs, they failed to do that. No matter who is in office, it's our responsibility to take the wheel of history in our hands, if we want to see a different and better world than the one we live in now."

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Helium is Rad.

So, there's this website called Helium where you can freely voice your opinion, participate in debates, and so on and actually get paid for it! It's great. You can check out some articles I've written here!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Bizzare Foods Entertain Me.

"Bizzare Foods with Adam Zimmern" is an incredibly informative, culturally enlightening show on The Travel Channel. I stumbled across it last night while I was looking for something on TV that I could actually LEARN from. It was a breath of fresh air from the usual Vh1 and MTV nonsense, or the sugar coated media on the other end of the spectrum.

I was overjoyed to see a show on TV that showed such raw culture through something as simple (or in some cases VERY elaborate) as food. I especially loved to see Adam experience the traditionally rich customs and cuisine of India-the people's love of milk, and rich, tangy spices used in everyday snacks and meals, sold on the street.

Needless to say, I would kill for this job, regardless of the oddities Adam frequently faces. There's not a lot of food that turns my stomach, so I think I would do just fine. The opportunity to eat, travel, and meet new people is an incredible one that anyone would be lucky to have. I highly recommend watching this show!

Starting at 8:00 p.m. ET, Bizzare Foods with Adam Zimmern!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

I Am A UG'er.

I am a UG'er! Meaning, I have a profile on Ultimate Guitar!

I am a UG'er because of the following reasons:

1) I am a guitarist
2) They have a lot of tabs, and other informative music related things
3) Its easy to find other guitarists into the same music as me. This is the only place in the world where I find a large community of grungers that I actually want to talk to. And we all know grunge=happiness.
4) It's a great place to find new bands, like Hellfire!
5) Because I am a nerd and I do nerdy things.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Fourth of July Means Nothing

Today is the 4th of July, a holiday commemorating the freedom and independence of the United States.

While our government oppresses countries around the world, how can I celebrate this holiday? How can I celebrate when freedom of speech in this nation is dead? How can I celebrate when our government is overlooking basic human rights?

As long as a place like Guantanamo Bay exists, as long as there is an unjust war being fought, as long as there is a war criminal for president, how can I? As long as the Palestinian people are being bombarded with U.S backed Israeli aggression and occupation, I refuse to celebrate.